"look how small this is, and i built it myself." atari's founder, nolan bushnell, recalls a video game they created. i had one project that everyone turned down. it was a game called breakout. finally i said, "steve, hey, do this for me." and he said, "done." wozniak wasn't on the payroll and jobs was. they worked something out in the evening. two weeks later, in a project that traditionally took months, we had a prototype. in january 1976, jobs, the promoter, began pestering wozniak, the designer, to build some printed circuit boards so other hobbyists could build their own computers. we invested $1,000 and we'd have to sell 50 to profit.